Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

June, Piety and You

June is traditionally dedicated to foster devotion and piety for the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Speaking of piety, consider what you might do regarding your own pious, devotional practices. Hint: don’t be afraid to be pious! We lose nothing by … Continue reading

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Goals for Faithful Catholics in this time of confusion

A theologian friend feeds me stuff which I occasionally share here with some editing and editorializing. Perpend: Cardinal Raymond Burke gave a talk in Rome on May 7. I couldn’t attend, but the great organization, Voice of the Family, who … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Corpus Christi: I affirm my subjugation to Christ vanquisher of hell and my sins.

In the traditional Roman calendar for the 1962 Missale Romanum Thursday (I am posting late) is Corpus Domini, or Corpus Christi. In the Novus Ordo many people are celebrating Corpus Christi on Sunday (which is really suppose to fall on the … Continue reading

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Some ‘Amoris laetitia’ news

I have had notes from priests and from personnel in tribunals saying that people are saying, in effect, “Forget about our annulment case.  Pope Francis says what we are doing is okay.”   Some report as well that even in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is divorce never an option?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I hope you are doing well! First, I want to thank you for your blog. Your writings have been very educational and inspirational. I’m hoping you might share your thoughts on an example that came up during a discussion … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants

Over and over, wrong and wrong again; with the Church not speaking to the world from her wisdom, but the world teaching the Church a lesson in its foolishness, and the Church going along, like the puny kid in the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Pentecost Sunday: weaving and imbuing and saving and dyeing

The Fiftieth Day Feast, Hebrew Shavuot or Greek Pentekosté, for the Jews commemorated the descent of God’s Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, wreathed in fire, fifty days after the Exodus.  Fifty days after Our Lord’s Resurrection (the perfect number … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 87 (2009): Veni Sancte Spiritus – The Pentecost Sequence dissected

Here is an oldie PODCAzT made back in 2009.  How time flies. ___ I started this one thinking that I could make a fast audio project and then move on.  Ha! In this PODCAzT I dissect the Pentecost Sequence, Veni … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Clarity from Card. Burke on marriage, indissolubility and the challenges we face

What a breath of fresh air! Here is a video of His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke delivering his recent talk to the Rome Life Forum. His Eminence addressed the problem of referring to the essentials of marriage as “an idea” … Continue reading

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13 May 2016 – 99th anniversary of 1st apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

Today, Friday 13 May 2016, is the 99th anniversary of the Our Lady’s first appearance to the three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal.  Next year: 100.  Portentous, given what’s going on in the Church these days. I, for one, am … Continue reading

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“When Catholics cut themselves adrift from their own past, they do not thereby become profound thinkers”

Today at Crisis, the esteemed Anthony Esolen offers us some gold.  After Our election, We shall appoint him as Plenipotentiary Extraordinary Minister for the Implementation of Ex corde Ecclesiae. A sample from his latest with my patented emphases and comments: Buying the Right Toys from … Continue reading

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“The Latin Mass of years gone by is becoming more popular again”

I think we have to pretty much give up on correct terminology now.  It seems that the bifurcation is nearly complete.  Latin has been isolated from the Novus Ordo, partly because those on the traditional side of thing perpetually called the … Continue reading

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Sam Gregg of ACTON on medieval distinctions about usury and legitimate forms of money-lending

I saw at American Banker an interesting article by Sam Gregg of Acton Institute which is excerpt from his new book For God and Profit: How Banking and Finance Can Serve the Common Good.  UK HERE How Medieval Monks Changed the Face … Continue reading

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German theologian Robert Spaemann on #AmorisLaetitia: Chaos and schism, God forbid!

UPDATE: Spaemann’s interview is now in English.  HERE We are all suffering from Amoris defatigatio, I know.  But as the days and weeks pile up in the wake of Pope Francis Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, and many and varying accounts and interpretations of … Continue reading

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28 April – St. Gianna Molla’s 2nd miracle: Prepared to be amazed! With Fr. Z’s 10 Points.

Today is the Dies Natalis of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (+28 April 1962 at 39 years of age).  That is to say that St. Gianna died and was born into heaven today (thus, “birthday… dies natalis”). I have posted this before, … Continue reading

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